Whether you enjoy dumping $60 into a first-person shooter that seems like a copycat of a previously released game with a few buttons and trinkets added in is a choice you'll have to make on your own time. However, for those of you who have actually acquired Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, one way or another, you'll likely want to know a quick way to dupe weapons without actually having to scavenge for a clone.

GameFront has a quick and dirty guide on how to duplicate a weapon in your inventory without going through the hassle of playing the game, finding the exact same gun and giving it to your friend (or friends... because sometimes people have more than just one real-life friend and three imaginary ones).

As noted in the article...
“Duplicating guns, shields, or any items returns in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The dual-wielding duplication method has been patched out, but there’s an old way to get around that.”

Oh I didn't know about the dual-wielding dupe method – was it included in the base game or was it part of one of the millions of other DLCs that wasn't included in the $40 season pass?

Anyway, the method for duping items and weapons and whatnot is pretty simple.

1.) You must be online with a friend (a real friend is likely required or if you have two accounts that can log into the game at once that will also work. Here's a guide on how to log into a multiplayer game from a single account).
2.) Once logged in make sure you equip the gun you want to dupe.
3.) Turn off and then turn on the Badass Rank to auto-save your game.
4.) Drop the gun so your friend can pick it up.
5.) Press the dashboard button on the Xbox or PS controller (or press alt-F4 on PC) and exit the game cold without saving.
6.) Have your friend turn off and turn on Badass Rank to auto-save their game.
7.) Log back into the game and you should still have the gun you gave to your friend.

You just successfully duped a gun. Feel proud. If this were a Battle.net game you would be on Blizzard's most wanted list and might even force them to shut the game down over the weekend to fix the problem.

You can take your rule-breaking bandit skills any and everywhere to dupe weapons and items in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

This little cheat is likely to help some teams deck out their crew with some of the most high-end weapons the moon bases can provide.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is available right now for the old, aging and sometimes senile seventh generation home consoles. If you don't feel like paying $60 for a game that runs on near decade old technology, you can do right by today's standard of tech and pick up a digital copy for PC... assuming you don't mind paying top-dollar for what's essentially a glorified expansion pack.

To learn more about the game feel free to pay a visit to the game's official website.

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